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This common painkiller could cause liver failure

Acetaminophen is a common pain reliever found in every pharmacy. However, it is also the No. 1 cause of acute liver failure in the United...

Social media may reduce depression in older people in pain

With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social...

How to have a healthy spine

Back pain is one of the most common reasons that Americans call in sick to work, with total costs in the United States exceeding...
What you can do about painful joints

What you can do about painful joints

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. There are over 100 types of arthritis. While their symptoms can be similar, their underlying causes vary. Osteoarthritis is...
Common painkillers could harm your heart and kidney health

Common painkillers could harm your heart and kidney health

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are commonly used as inflammation blockers worldwide. However, a recent study showed these painkillers have serious side effects that create...
Back pain a big health risk for older women

Back pain a big health risk for older women

In a new study, researchers at Boston Medical Center found that frequent, persistent back pain is linked to earlier death in a study of...
Men and women remember pain in different ways

Men and women remember pain in different ways

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden—appears to be the...
The yoga paradox- how yoga can cause pain and treat it

The yoga paradox: how yoga can cause pain and treat it

Yoga carries with it a higher than expected risk of a painful wrist, elbow and shoulder, possibly due to poses like downward dog, new...
The more pain you expect, the more you feel, study finds

The more pain you expect, the more you feel, study finds

Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn’t really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you’ll...
Back pain

Back pain: we’re treating it all wrong

Imagine a medical condition that becomes worse the more it's treated – let’s call it Malady X. Millions are spent on expensive therapies, on surgery,...
How a massage can help cure back pain

How a massage can help cure back pain

We've all been there: Your back is aching from sitting in front of a computer all day or perhaps you pulled a muscle during...
Computers can be a real pain in the neck

Computers can be a real pain in the neck

It's a posture so common we almost don't notice it anymore: someone sitting at a computer jutting his or her head forward to look...
Depression and obesity together linked to higher risk of hip pain

Depression and obesity together linked to higher risk of hip pain

In a representative sample of the German population, researchers found older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain. In the...
Unpacking pain- what causes it and why it's hard to measure

Unpacking pain: what causes it and why it’s hard to measure

Pain is difficult to measure. Unlike using a thermometer to measure body temperature, a blood test to measure blood glucose, or a magnetic resonance imaging...
Better treatment for chronic pain, mood disorders, alcohol abuse

Better treatment for chronic pain, mood disorders, alcohol abuse

Helping people with addictions has become a research passion for Purdue University's Richard van Rijn. He is leading a team to make drug discoveries to...

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